A Basic History of the United States, Vol. 5: The Welfare State, 1929-1985

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Clarence B. Carson

Narrated By: Mary Woods

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: June 2005

Duration: 14 hours 15 minutes


The fifth volume covers the Great Depression through the mid-eighties. Carson elucidates the causes of the stock market crash and the years of economic depression which followed. Further discussions are equally engaging, including the New Deal, Social Security, World War II, the Cold War, the Warren Court, the Cultural Revolution, Vietnam, the rise of the Conservative movement, Nixon and Watergate, the Carter presidency, and the start of the Reagan years.